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Abe said that on his visit he is planning to reaffirm Japan's cooperations with these countries in matters concerning North Korea. The dispute is expected to carry on till next week, when the foreign ministers of both countries will meet in Vancouver, Canada, for a special worldwide summit on the situation with North Korea.
  • Immigrant-Bashing Sheriff Joe Arpaio Announces Senate Run

    Immigrant-Bashing Sheriff Joe Arpaio Announces Senate Run

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    Senate. Jeff Flake , who announced in October he would not run for re-election, citing his dismay with Trump and the direction of the Republican Party. He told The Washington Examiner that he wants to run for Senate so he can work with the President on behalf of Arizona. Arpaio is Arizona's answer to Roy Moore in Alabama.
  • Hina Khan speaks bad about Shilpa Shinde and disappoints yet again

    Hina Khan speaks bad about Shilpa Shinde and disappoints yet again

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    Hina's photo comes out next and the contestants suggest their ideas to Arshi. Looking at all this, the housemates accused Shilpa of taking out her personal grudge against Hina, was upset after losing her mug. We know ki Shilpa & @shindeashutosh don't have MONEY/PR power but SHILPA ne hamara dil jeetke banali FAN POWER! She has continuously been talking about other people in the industry on the show.
  • Rouhani says more than economy triggered Iran protests

    Rouhani says more than economy triggered Iran protests

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    Evidently, the political situation in Iran is far from ideal and the government still imposes many political and social restrictions on Iranian society. The protests quickly raised the hopes of those overseas who want to see an end to the Islamic Republic. Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps claimed Sunday to have suppressed uprisings, but The Wall Street Journal reported that calls for Sunday protests continued to emerge from social media.
  • Nigel Farage backs second Brexit referendum to

    Nigel Farage backs second Brexit referendum to "kill off" debate

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    Britons shocked the political establishment in June 2016 by voting 52 to 48 percent in favour of ending more than four decades of political, economic and legal ties with the EU. "The best way to protect our great victory is to be prepared if they come at us again". Explaining his comments to The Independent , Mr Farage said: "I'm considering the possibilities that this might have to happen, and I don't think Leavers should completely ignore the fact that it could".
  • Turkish banker convicted for helping Iran evade United States sanctions

    Turkish banker convicted for helping Iran evade United States sanctions

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    The Halkbank executive, Mehmet Atilla, was convicted on five of six counts, including bank fraud and conspiracy to violate US sanctions law. He was acquitted on a charge of money laundering. Erdogan blames Gulen for a 2016 coup attempt and has branded his group a terrorist organization. Many in Turkey are anxious about the potential economic consequences resulting from the trial.
  • France's Macron to Meet Turkey's Erdogan in Paris

    France's Macron to Meet Turkey's Erdogan in Paris

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    Following the first meeting of Macron's cabinet this year, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe says Wednesday that the government has "a lot on our plate". Macron's office said the French leader underscored that "fundamental rights including freedom of expression and freedom to demonstrate must be respected".
  • Pot industry frets, then shrugs off Sessions' new policy

    Pot industry frets, then shrugs off Sessions' new policy

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    Moreover, Sessions did not actually announce that there would be a crackdown on cannabis businesses, but rather that it would be left to the discretion of the local U.S. Chuck Canterbury, president of the Fraternal Order of Police, saw the rescinding of the Cole memo not as an opportunity for the federal government to crack down on individual marijuana use, as some have feared, but as a return of discretion to law enforcement.
  • John Barnes confirmed as first male Celebrity Big Brother 2018 housemate

    John Barnes confirmed as first male Celebrity Big Brother 2018 housemate

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    Former Coronation Street star Barrie, who at 82 is one of the show's oldest ever contestants, joked that she thought her wife Hilary Bonner was sending her to a home when they set off for the show. I'm quite nosy... quietly nosy. "Things can change in there, me having a chinwag with someone. they might turn around and say 'that bitch!'!" Football legend John Barnes has been confirmed as the first male star to enter Celebrity Big Brother this year.
  • Copa del Rey Preview - Wednesday

    Copa del Rey Preview - Wednesday

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    And when Lucas Vazquez headed Dani Carvajal's cross in after just 10 minutes, the LaLiga giants looked set to win their first home game of the new year easily despite Zidane making 10 changes from Sunday's league draw at Celta Vigo . "We played very well in the first 45 minutes, but not the second". "Some people may think that everything is always easy for me, that I do everything from instinct, but that's not true! We believe in ourselves".
  • Fodder scam case: Quantum of sentence to be pronounced today

    Fodder scam case: Quantum of sentence to be pronounced today

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    Lalu and 15 others were convicted by the court on December 23 and sent to Birsa Munda Jail at Hotwar, on the outskirts of Ranchi . The court postponed the verdict in wake of fall of advocate Vindeshwari Parsad. Lalu is likely to get three to seven years' punishment, as per reports. The State government had rejected the demand of RJD leaders to relax the jail manual for Prasad as he is a "mass leader".
  • Israel will pay African migrants to go

    Israel will pay African migrants to go

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    The prime minister also noted that a barrier along the border with Egypt, completed some five years ago, has stymied the stream of migrants illegally entering the country, which by then had reached more than 60,000. Forced deportation to Rwanda, said Sadot, will likely place them in life-threatening circumstances. The Center for Refugees and Migrants, Amnesty International Israel , the Association for Civil Rights in Israel and other groups signed a letter calling for the expulsions ...
  • Veteran Orange County Republican Retiring - More Signs of a Wave Election?

    Veteran Orange County Republican Retiring - More Signs of a Wave Election?

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    In September, after Democrats included Royce in a list of Republicans likely to retire, an aide said that Royce as "100 percent running for reelection". Florida Republican Gov. Rick Scott is term-limited from running for re-election and is reportedly eyeing a bid for the U.S. Senate. "While my service to California's 49th District will be coming to an end, I will continue advocating on behalf of the causes that are most important to me...", he said in his statement , in which he took at ...
  • Young Named to Wooden Award Midseason Top 25

    Young Named to Wooden Award Midseason Top 25

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    He has nine double-double games (double digits in scoring and assists), has scored at least 20 points in 14 of his 15 games and 30 or more points five times this season. Wichita State sophomore guard Landry Shamet is among the 25 players named to the midseason list for the John R. Wooden Award, which is given annually to college basketball's top player.
  • Smith to Hold First Event as Senator in Duluth

    Smith to Hold First Event as Senator in Duluth

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    Vice President Mike Pence administered the oaths of office to the senators at about noon in the Old Senate Chambers on Capitol Hill in Washington , D.C. Minnesota Citizens for Life President Leo LaLonde called Smith an "abortion industry insider" and the state's pro-life majority "will have no representation in the Senate", according to LifeSiteNews .
  • 2017 hits record for costly weather disasters

    2017 hits record for costly weather disasters

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    The U.S. endured 16 separate weather and climate disasters with losses that each exceeded $1 billion previous year, with total costs of about $306 billion, a new record for the country. "However, in 2017, the US experienced a rare combination of high disaster frequency, disaster cost, and diversity of weather and climate extreme events".
  • I-65 south remains closed near Seymour due to fiery crash

    I-65 south remains closed near Seymour due to fiery crash

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    A semi driver was not paying attention and hit the rear of a second semi, which caused the second semi to hit a third, according to State Police Sgt. Stephan Wheeles. It isn't clear when I-65 will reopen. Police said NIPSCO crews have been called to the scene. "Everyone at that time made the decision to kind of backup for their safety", he said.
  • Trump Ends 'Sham Commission' Probing Baseless Voter Fraud Allegations

    Trump Ends 'Sham Commission' Probing Baseless Voter Fraud Allegations

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    White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders issued a statement laying responsibility for the commission's demise on the many states that refused to provide voter data "despite substantial evidence of voter fraud ", and also on the cost of ongoing lawsuits challenging the commission .
  • Region under storm warning, flood watch

    Region under storm warning, flood watch

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    More wet weather and melting snow is expected Friday and Saturday. That heavy rain, combined with snow melt and still snow clogged storm drains, will result in areas of street flooding during the evening commute. The region is now under a flood watch through Saturday afternoon , and a winter storm warning for possibly seven inches of snow starts this afternoon and continues through Saturday morning.
  • State capture inquiry: PP available to compile terms of reference

    State capture inquiry: PP available to compile terms of reference

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    In a statement, Mkhwebane reportedly said: "In order to ensure that no stone is left unturned in so far as the allegations of state capture are concerned, and in order to avoid any further allegations of state capture being lodged with the office of the Public Protector, the Public Protector calls upon the president of RSA to ensure that the terms of reference (ToR) for the commission of inquiry are not limited to the issues investigated or identified in the " State of Capture " report".
  • Armed Robbery Suspect Caught On Camera At NW OKC Apartment

    Armed Robbery Suspect Caught On Camera At NW OKC Apartment

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    A 16-year-old Willowick resident has admitted to two armed robberies in the city, Willowick Police Chief Brian Turner said. "Those suspects are described as a white male, approximately 5' 7", 195 pounds in his early 30s; a black male, approximately 5'9", 150 pounds around 40s years old; and a white female, blonde, 5'6" 170 pounds.
  • Baltimore Hospital Discharges Patient at Night, Wearing Only Gown and Socks

    Baltimore Hospital Discharges Patient at Night, Wearing Only Gown and Socks

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    This astonishing neglect led Baraka to confront to the guards asking them if they "are just going to leave" the underdressed woman outside before captioning his eventual post with "is this what healthcare in Baltimore City has come to?" Wise said she could tell the woman was disoriented, didn't understand what they were saying and was not able to verbally communicate with them.
  • Israel ties much stronger than one United Nations vote: Envoy

    Israel ties much stronger than one United Nations vote: Envoy

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    Israel's state-owned defence contractor Rafael announced on January 3 that India had cancelled a $500 million order to buy its Spike anti-tank guided missiles. Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said on Thursday that in the coming weeks he will be meeting "with the leaders of three of the four strongest countries in the world".
  • Women at Saudi soccer games for first time

    Women at Saudi soccer games for first time

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    However, the official version given by the government was that the princes were arrested by an elite force called the Blood-rusted Sword directly linked to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman , after protesting austerity measures in front of a royal palace.
  • Turkey issues travel warning for citizens visiting US

    Turkey issues travel warning for citizens visiting US

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    The Turkish statement echoed that language and referenced various past attacks in the USA including in Charlottesville, Ohio University and a mosque in Minnesota. Speaking to reporters after Friday prayers, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said the reciprocal travel warnings did not help the strained ties between Ankara and Washington.
  • Australians mourn death of 14-year-old cyber bullying victim

    Australians mourn death of 14-year-old cyber bullying victim

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    But as Everett grew into an awkward teenager, she was subjected to relentless online bullying. Dolly felt that her only way out was suicide'. The family have established a foundation, Dolly's Dream, to prevent bullying and youth suicide, with Mr Everett saying he would "fly to every school if I could".
  • All jewels stolen from Paris's Ritz hotel recovered

    All jewels stolen from Paris's Ritz hotel recovered

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    The three inside were then blocked when they tried to flee through another door, and quickly arrested, the official said. Part of the loot was recovered after being scattered about during the arrest of the three suspects, a police source told AFP.
  • Merkel on Government Coalition Talks' Results: Fresh Start for Europe, Germany

    Merkel on Government Coalition Talks' Results: Fresh Start for Europe, Germany

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    Should the two biggest party groups fail to agree on moving ahead, Merkel, albeit reluctantly, could try to form a minority government or accept new elections . The leader of Germany's Social Democrats says an agreement reached with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives on the basis for coalition negotiations is an "outstanding" result on policies that will help the country.
  • Pakistani protesters demand action after rape, murder of 7-year-old girl

    Pakistani protesters demand action after rape, murder of 7-year-old girl

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    The victim's father Ameen Ansari claimed that the police did not cooperate with the family members who registered the complaint. On Wednesday at least two protesters were killed when police fired into the crowd of demonstrators as they tried to storm a government building in Kasur, a senior police official told AFP on condition of anonymity.
  • Train services in Gedling borough disrupted by fire at Nottingham Station

    Train services in Gedling borough disrupted by fire at Nottingham Station

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    The company later added: "It is anticipated that Nottingham station will not re-open today and we expect trains to be disrupted on all routes through Nottingham for the whole of Friday 12th January". "You don't think much of it when there's a little bit of smoke and police already there, but then we were evacuated", she said. Nottingham Express Transit have confirmed that there has been disruption to the tram services as well.
  • Mexico will leave NAFTA talks if Trump triggers process to withdraw

    Mexico will leave NAFTA talks if Trump triggers process to withdraw

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    She said the government takes the U.S.at its word, and is treating the threat seriously. Canadian foreign minister Chrystia Freeland said on Thursday the US threat to quit NAFTA has to be taken seriously. While negotiators have officially set a March deadline to rewrite NAFTA, President Trump told the WSJ that he was "a little flexible", taking into account Mexico's July 1 presidential and legislative elections.
  • WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange granted Ecuadorian citizenship

    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange granted Ecuadorian citizenship

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    She called the measure "one more ring of protection" for Assange, who has been holed up at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London since 2012 in an effort to avoid a Swedish arrest warrant on rape allegations - a charge he has always denied. At the same time Assange appeared on his Twitter account for the first time wearing an Ecuadorian national football shirt. On Thursday, Steve Goldstein, the undersecretary of state for public diplomacy and public affairs, said that "the decision to grant ...
  • Murder Suspect Jonathan Bennett Ambushes Police Officers, Dies Following Shootout

    Murder Suspect Jonathan Bennett Ambushes Police Officers, Dies Following Shootout

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    Bennett ambushed police officers outside the headquarters late Thursday and shot one officer in the leg before being killed by return fire from the police. Bennett was last seen driving an older white Ford Expedition with NY license plates HUP-3071. Around 5:30 p.m., police tweeted the child had been found safe, but the suspect was still at large.
  • Brexit: Hammond calls on European Union leaders for 'clarity' on future relationship

    Brexit: Hammond calls on European Union leaders for 'clarity' on future relationship

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    The current seven-year budget runs out in 2020, while the United Kingdom is leaving the bloc in March 2019. "It was an encouraging, positive meeting", a banker briefed on the talks said. In addition, the number of jobs available in December fell 52% month-on-month, according to recruitment specialist Morgan McKinley. London vies with NY as the world's financial capital.
  • One Killed as Protests against Rising Prices Build up in Tunisia

    One Killed as Protests against Rising Prices Build up in Tunisia

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    Meanwhile terrorist attacks such as the massacre in Sousse in 2015 in which 38 people, mostly British holidaymakers, were killed, have damaged the country's once-flourishing tourism industry. There is property damage as a Carrefour chain in the suburb of the capital has been plundered. The powerful UGTT trade union said young unemployed Tunisians had legitimate demands but condemned the "violence and looting", calling for peaceful protests .
  • Pakistan was terror-free before Afghan war: ISPR DG

    Pakistan was terror-free before Afghan war: ISPR DG

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    Khurram Dastgir Khan, Pakistan's defense minister, this week confirmed the move and added that the country is considering more radical options such as preventing the USA forces from using Pakistan as a land route to Afghanistan. Maj-Gen Asif said Pakistan had restored peace on its soil and now Afghanistan will also have to do so. Pakistan chose to halt security and intelligence cooperation with the United States in response to Trump administration's decision to halt aids to Pakistan.
  • TEAM COVERAGE: Several hundreds showed their support at rally for Deyshia Hargrave

    TEAM COVERAGE: Several hundreds showed their support at rally for Deyshia Hargrave

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    Just do something". She is then handcuffed behind the back by the marshal. The teacher's union and the ACLU are investigating and two board members are complaining that the board treats women unfairly. "However, a person has to follow the rules". "Is it against policy to stand?" she asks. It's what you want to hear and it's the truth. "I should have stood up [and said, ] 'Let her speak'".
  • Four Indian Supreme Court judges see democracy in danger

    Four Indian Supreme Court judges see democracy in danger

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    The Supreme Court collegium has recommended senior woman advocate Indu Malhotra for elevation as a judge to the top court along with Uttarakhand Chief Justice K.M. Democracy would not survive in India unless the court's regulations were followed, they added. There is more, however, to Justice Chelameswar than the law.
  • Dead as Mudslides Rip Through SoCal Wildfire Scars

    Dead as Mudslides Rip Through SoCal Wildfire Scars

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    Hundreds of people have also lost their homes following the mudslides, which completely destroyed 100 houses and severely damaged up to 300 more . Hot Springs Road/Olive Mill Road was heavily affected by flowing mud , water, boulders and debris that surged out of Cold Spring and Hot Springs canyons.